Deer Draw Unit Permit Applications Deadline

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The application period when Nebraska hunters may apply for November firearm deer season draw units, and resident hunting or resident landowner elk and antelope permits will begin at 1 p.m. CST, April 11. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., May 2 if submitted by mail or in person at the Commissions Lincoln office. Online applications must be made by midnight, May 2.

There are six deer “Draw” units this year. They are Blue Northwest, Blue Southeast, Elkhorn, Republican, Statewide Buck Only, and DeSoto December Muzzleloader. Deer permit applicants that were not issued a permit for any unit designated as a deer “Draw” unit in the previous year will be given preference.

The 2005 Big Game Guide is posted on the Nebraska Game and Parks Commissions web site at To view the guide, go the web site and click on hunting, then select big game. A link to a printable PDF form of the guide will be found there. The guide is available at the Commissions Lincoln office and should be available at Commission permitting offices and permit vendors across the state the week of April 10.

For more detailed information, including the number of permits available in each big game management unit, hunting regulations and application requirements, consult the Big Game guide.